Registration and Withdrawal

Registration is carried out as part of the orientation program for first-year and transfer students. For students currently attending John Carroll, early registration for the following semester begins approximately six weeks prior to the close of the fall and spring semesters.

Registration guidelines, dates, and deadlines for part-term and full-term courses are posted on the Office of the Registrar’s webpage: http://sites.jcu.edu/registrar/pages/f-a-q/course-schedule-information/.

Late course adds will not be permitted without providing documentation to, and obtaining approval from, the appropriate academic dean, department chair, and instructor, and then only for serious reasons.

Changes in enrollment or registration after initial registration for classes will be permitted only through the formal procedures prescribed by the Office of the Registrar. Students should be aware of possible financial aid implications when making changes in registration, and consult the Office of Student Enrollment and Financial Services as necessary.

Course Drop and Course Withdrawal

The terms “drop” and “withdrawal” are not interchangeable at John Carroll. A student drops, or removes a registered course from their schedule, during the Add/Drop period specified by the Office of the Registrar. Dropping a course leaves no record of registration on the transcript. After the Add/Drop period ends, a student withdraws from a course to remove it from their schedule. A course withdrawal is noted as a W on the transcript and does not impact a student’s grade point average. Students are considered enrolled in a course until they have completed formal drop and/or withdrawal procedures. Students who never attend or stop attending a course without following proper drop and/or withdrawal procedures automatically receive a WF, which is a failing grade and is computed in the cumulative average.

New, first-year and transfer students in their first term of enrollment who wish to drop or withdraw from a course must first consult with their advisor. The advisor will provide a signed Academic Program Recommendation (APR) form, which is to be submitted to Student Enrollment and Financial Services in order to complete the drop or withdrawal. All other continuing students are not required to use an APR, but must still visit Student Enrollment and Financial Services to process the drop or withdrawal.

Registration guidelines, dates, and deadlines for part-term and full-term courses are posted on the Office of the Registrar’s webpage: http://sites.jcu.edu/registrar/pages/f-a-q/course-schedule-information/.

Permanent Withdrawal and Leave of Absence from the University

Withdrawal from John Carroll University requires completion of the Withdrawal/Leave of Absence Form, which must be submitted to Student Enrollment and Financial Services. Students may initiate a withdrawal from all courses with no intent to return (“Permanent Withdrawal”) or a withdrawal with the intent to return (“Leave of Absence”). A withdrawal initiated by a student will be superseded by appropriate University action in the event of dismissal or suspension.

Please visit the following link for additional information on the Permanent Withdrawal and Leave of Absence Policy and the appropriate forms: http://sites.jcu.edu/registrar/withdrawal/.